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S.508: Strengthen and Vitalize Enforcement of Child Support (SAVE Child Support) Act

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Sponsor Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 7, 2013
Latest Major Action March 7, 2013
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Bill Summary

Strengthen and Vitalize Enforcement of Child Support (SAVE Child Support) Act - Amends part D (Child Support and Establishment of Paternity) of title IV of the Social Security Act (SSA) to require states to adopt the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, including any amendments officially adopted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Amends the federal judicial code with regard to full faith and credit for a child support order and continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over the order. Declares that a court of a state that has made a child support order has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify it, if the order is the controlling order and the state is the child's state or the residence of any individual contestant, or the contestants consent in a record or open court that the court may continue to exercise jurisdiction to modify its order. Denies such jurisdiction to the first state after the court of another state has made a modification...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

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March 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.